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Where to Stay

Hotel Kanha Shyam , 22/1 (4 star) Strachey Road, Civil Lines. Phones: 2560123-32

Hotel Grand Continental (3 star), Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines. Phones: 2605888, 2605999

Hotel Presidency (2 star), 19-D Sarojini Naidu Marg. Phones: 2623308-09. Fax: 2623897

Hotel Kohinoor , 10 Noorulla Road. Phones: 2656323, 2655501. Fax: 2655502

Hotel Milan 46, Leader Road. Phones: 2403776

Hotel Vashishtha , Johnstonganj. Phone: 2405359

Hotel Allahabad Regency , 16, Tashkant Marg, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2601519 & 2601735. Fax : (0532)2601735.

Hotel Samrat , 49-A/25-A, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2561200-07 & 2604879. Fax : (0532)2603290.

Hotel Yatrik , 33, Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2601713-14

Hotel Presidency , 19-D, Sarojini Naidu Marg, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2623308-09. Fax : (0532)2623897.

Hotel Taoosi , 31-A, Stanley Road, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2600187. Fax : (0532)2622571.

Hotel Finaro , 8, Hasting Road, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2622452. Fax : (0532)2622218.

Hotel Prayag , 73, Noorullah Road, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2656416 & 2656329. Fax: 2655596.

Mayur Guest House , 10, Sardar Patel Marg, Kohli Bhawan, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2561262-64. Fax: 2561261

Royal Hotel , Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2623285 & 2609733.

Hotel Illawart, UPSTDC Tourist Bungalow , 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2601440 & 2604377.


Allahabad is among the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. Hindu mythology has it that for the Prakrishta Yaina, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth, on which the three rivers would flow in to a quiet confluence. Brahma also referred to it as ` Tirth Raj ' or the King of all pilgrimage centres . Recorded evidence also exists in the revered scriptures the Vedas and the grand epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as also in the Puranas of this holy place formerly called Prayag . Allahabad stands at the confluence of two of India's holiest rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna. Sangam, as the confluence is called, is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number swells to millions during the world-famous Kumbh Mela. An annual Magh Mela is also held in Allahabad around the Sangam areas in the month of January. (Magh is the name of month in Hindu calendar) A third mythical Saraswati river, believed to flow underground towards the Sangam, gives the confluence its other name Triveni .

Emperor Akbar founded this city in 1575 and called it by name of Illahabas , which has now become modern Allahabad. The monarch realized its strategic importance as a waterway landmark in North India and also built a magnificent fort on the banks of the holy Sangam. Over the centuries that followed, Allahabad remained on the forefront of national importance - more so, during the days of the Indian independence struggle. The chequered history of Allahabad with its religious, cultural and historical ethos also gave rise to several renowned scholars, poets, writers, thinkers, statesmen and leaders. The city being an important cantonment during the British Raj has some beautiful remnants of colonial architecture. In the early 20th century, Allahabad University was the foremost center of learning in the country. Allahabad, today is an important city where history, culture and religion create a confluence much like the sacred rivers that caress this God-graced land.

How to go

Air:- There are not any direct flights to Allahabad. Some airlines such as Air Sahara and Kingfisher have hopping flights from Delhi, but these are few and far between. The nearest better-connected airport is Varanasi , 120 kms away (2.5 hours by road). But is is not a very good road. Take this route only if you are planning to visit Varanasi as well.

Train :- Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz. Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai. Some of the important trains providing access to Allahabad are:

2311/2312 Kalka Mail (Kalka/Delhi-Calcutta)
2381/2382 & 2303/2304 Air Conditioned Express (Amritsar-Delhi-Calcutta);
2815/2816 New Delhi-Puri Express;
3007/3008 Udyan Abha Toofan Express (Shriganganagar/Delhi-Calcutta);
3011/3012 Howrah Express (Calcutta-Delhi);
2321/2522 North East Express (New Delhi-Guwahati);
2391-2392 Magadh Vikramshila Express (New Delhi-Patna);
2417/2418 Prayag Raj Express (New Delhi)

Road :- Allahabad, on National Highways 2 and 27, is connected to all parts of the country by good roads. Some important road distances are:

Agra, (433 km), Ahmedabad, (1207 km), Ayodhya, (167 km), Bhopal, (680 km), Calcutta, (799 km) Chennai (1790 km) Chitrakoot, (137 km) Delhi (643 km) Hyderabad, (1086 km) Jaipur, (673 km) Jhansi, (375 km) Khajuraho, (294 km) Mumbai (1444 km) Lucknow, (204 km) Nagpur (618 km) Patna (368 km) Trivandrum (2413 km) Udaipur (956 km) Varanasi (125 km)

Things to See

Kumbh Mela
Allahabad Fort
Patalpuri Temple
Ashoka Pillar
Akshaya Vat

LokNath (For delicious food items of Pure Desi Ghee)
Shivkoti Mahadev Temple
Someshwar Mahadev Temple
Anand Bhavan
Allahabad Planetarium
Allahabad Museum
Yamuna Bank Road
New Yamuna Bridge
Allahabad University
Patthar Girja
Company Bagh (Alfred Park)
Minto Park
Khusro bagh
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)

Around Allahabad

Jhusi (Pratisthanpuri)
For people looking for mental peace and spiritual healing. A place of many Ashrams and Temples. Situated just 9 km from Allahabad, across the Ganga. Approachable by Taxis, Buses, Boats, etc.

Bhita An archaeological site 20 km from Allahabad, with remains dating back to 300 B.C.

Shringverpur A famous kingdom of Nishadraj (King of Boatmen) situated 40 km from Allahabad. Excavations have revealed a temple of Shringi Rishi. On the banks of Ganga there's a platform `Ramchaura' said to be the place where Lord Rama stayed overnight while going to the forest and his feet were washed by Nishadraj, before steering Rama across the Ganga in his Boat.

Tons River Aqueduct A popular picnic spot situated around 43 km from Allahabad.

Upardaha Lake One of the protected lakes in Uttar Pradesh, just 44 km away from Allahabad.

Kaushambi Situated at around 62 km from Allahabad. It is a place traditionally associated with the Mahabharata, the city was also once a great Buddhist centre. Lord Buddha is believed to have visited Kaushambi twice to deliver discourses. The ruins of an ancient fort bear witness to the antiquity of the place. There are also remains of an monastery.

Kara 69 km. On the banks of Ganga, this provincial capital of the Mughals has many ruins.Sheetla Mata Mandir and Kaleshwar Mahadevji temple are famous temples of Kara.

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Where to Eat

Bar & Restaurant, Tourist Bungalow, UPSTDC, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone : (0532)2601440 & 2604377.

Jade Garden , Hotel Tepso, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone : (0532)2623635 & 2621802.

El Chico Restaurant, 24, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2420753.

Kwality Restaurant , Civil Lines, Allahabad.

Tourist Information

Government of U.P. Regional Tourist Office , Tourist Bungalow, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone : (0532)2601873.

Travel Agencies

Krishna Travel Agency , Bai-Ka-Bash, Allahabad. Phone : (0532)2604121.

Pratap Travel Agency , 50, Zero Road, Allahabad. Phones : (0532)602540 & 607680.

Varuna Travel Agency , Maya Bazar, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones : (0532)2624323. Fax: 2420088.

Airodia Travels , Clive Road. Phones: 2420020 & 2420626.

Gupta Motels , Auto Sales Building, 18, Kanpur Road. Phone: 2422082.


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